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Removing expired or unwanted ERDAS IMAGINE product licenses.

by Technical Evangelist on ‎06-28-2016 12:02 PM - edited on ‎06-28-2016 12:07 PM by Technical Evangelist (668 Views)


ERDAS IMAGINE starts, but warning messages for expired licenses appear during the startup. How can unwanted or expired licenses be removed?





Evaluation or Temporary licenses have expiration dates embedded in the license file. ERDAS IMAGINE displays warning messages when expiring or expired licenses are detected by the license manager service. These messages can be disabled by removing the license file(s) that is causing them. The expiration dates can be found in the .lic files. In this example the license feature prodpw expired on 31-mar-2016.


INCREMENT prodpw INGRTS 15.0 31-mar-2016 1 ISSUER="Intergraph \

                Security, Government & Infrastructure" ISSUED=2-apr-2015 \

                BORROW=2160 NOTICE="Licensed to INTERGRAPH USA Employee \

                License This license may not be used on a production system. \

                If you use this license on a production system you are in \

                violation of the EULA." SN=SF-6425-0581-3222-7218 \

                START=1-apr-2015 SIGN="093F 411D 4CC8 B985 67F5 01F6 3924 0DE4 \

                32D7 9565 13A9 C977 E916 0C5D 6EAC 1F75 F233 D576 24E1 9AA4 \

                 F07C 6A23 BCA1 69B3 061E 8246 750A 0E62 72FE 36AF"


Each time a license is imported using the Intergraph License Administration, a new .lic entry is added to the working license folder located at C:\Users\Public\Intergraph\Licenses. This folder can become cluttered over time. The license manager service reads every license file in this folder when the license service is restarted. Too many .lic entries may cause the license manager service to fail.





How to fix this problem:


  1. Start the Intergraph License Administration Tool and choose Stop License Service from the Server menu. 
  1. Go to C:\Users\Public\Intergraph\Licenses and remove any unwanted or expired license (.lic) files. You may prefer to remove all of the .lic files and then reload only the needed license file(s) in step 3 below. The expiration dates can be found in the .lic files. In the example above the license feature prodpw expired on 31-mar-2016. 
  1. From the Intergraph License Administration Tool choose Start License Service from the Server menu or if you removed all of the licenses files in step 2 above choose Import License File from the File menu.